Sunday, January 1, 2012

Tales from the Archives - Christmas Special

Tales from the Archives - Christmas Special

By:  Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris

Written & Narrated by:  Tee Morris

Format:  Podcast, 20:26 minutes

Genre:  Fantasy, Steampunk

Series:  A Christmas Special in Tales of the Archives podcasts, part of A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series

Recommendation:  Yes. Nice way to meet new characters in this steampunk-ish world particularly if you enjoyed the book; A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel, Phoenix Rising. This one is of was a fun listen with a twist to the Christmas classic.
In the Spirit of Christmas

It's Christmas Eve, and Wellington and Eliza investigate an incredible haunting in the heart of London.  What looks to be a job well done in the end quickly becomes a lump of coal in their stockings when their client takes some offense...

My Thoughts and Summary:
We are with Eliza and Wellington as they are looking to capture the ghost -- of Mr. Scrooge's visitors.  Yes, Scrooge!  Eliza agrees to take the job, insisting her partner to come with her, for a field job.  The two agents capture the three ghosts haunting Scrooge, but we learn more of Eliza as well.

I loved this little twist to A Christmas Carol, with steampunk and a softer side of Eliza and a new view into Wellington too!  I loved Wellington in the end here, you have to listen to see what he does that makes me smile in the end.  The character of Scrooge was kept true, and made me chuckle while listening.

We got to see Eliza with a softer side.  Do remember she is away from her home of New Zealand in a land with no real friends, except for Wellington.  And it's Christmas Eve.

Just loved this fun listen.  As always amazing sounds and vocals, but the writing of the short fun.  Friends together for Christmas, and the blend of Steampunk to a classic Christmas Carol making me laugh and enjoy the characters more.

Would you like to listen to these? For a taste of the characters or in addition to the book... Visit The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.

NEW!! The Tales from the Archives is now found on Kindle as The Ministry's 99-Penny Dreadfuls.

There are short stories always added to the listing. So keep checking back!

I listened to this short story for my own enjoyment.


Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh I so need to get this one. Love A Christmas Carol and so this one is for me. Sweet!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Melissa (Books&Things) - Oh, you do have to listen to the Christmas special one. Even if it's the only one you listen to as this one won't be done for reading. You can read the rest of them, but this one really is fun. :) Hope you enjoy it.

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